Chandragiri Hills: Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting

Chandragiri Hills is one of the popular sites in Nepal to visit with your families and friends. It has grabbed the attention of several travelers all over the world due to its unmatched beauty.

On the lap of Chandragiri Hill resides a sacred temple of Lord Shiva at an altitude of 2551 meters. Chandragiri Hill is also one of the popular hill stations near the Kathmandu valley, where you can enjoy the snowfall during winter.

Besides snowfall, several features of Chandragiri will enhance your traveling experience, such as the sacred temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple.

The devotees of Lord Shiva come here with offerings on various occasions. Similarly, the panoramic view of some of the high peaks like the Everest range, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, and more attracts travelers for hiking. 

The cable car ride at Chandragiri, which is 2.5 km long, is a thrilling experience. A spacious playground built as a children’s park is the main attraction among children. It is one of those places that are suitable for people of all ages to gather and spend quality time.

Chandragiri hill is also known for its extraordinary historical significance. It is said that King Prithvi Narayan Shah was spellbound by the astonishing view of Kathmandu valley from the top of Chandragiri hill. It was at that moment that he decided he wanted to conquer the beautiful landscape of Kathmandu.

Prithvi Narayan Shah at Chandragiri
Source: Chandragiri Official Website

Chandragiri Hills Location

Chandragiri Hills
Source: Chandragiri Official Website

Chandragiri is located at a little high elevation from Kathmandu valley. Chandragiri hill is situated in the southwest part of Kathmandu, 7km uphill from Thankot.

It is easy to arrive at Chandragiri as public and private transportation can conveniently take you there. If you have private transportation, you can take your vehicle up to the parking area near the cable car ride entry.

If you take public transportation, first, arrive at Kalanki. Then, from Kalanki, take another public vehicle that has a route to Chandragiri.

You may have to wait for a long time for the particular vehicle that takes you to Chandragiri. So, alternatively, you can arrive at Thankot from Kalanki and then take another ride from Thankot to Chandragiri.

Chandragiri Cable Car

Upon reaching Chandragiri, the first thing you need to do is buy the Chandragiri hill cable car tickets. The cable car ride starts at 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Monday to Friday, and 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday, Saturday, and public holidays.

Chandragiri Cable Car
Source: Chandragiri Official Website

Chandragiri Cable Car ticket price for Nepali

The cost of a Chandragiri cable car ticket for Nepali is as follows:

TripPrice (NPR)
One way per personRs. 415
Round trip per personRs. 700

The cost of Chandragiri Cable Care for Nepali is Rs. 415 for one way trip per person, Rs. 700 for round trip per person.

Chandragiri Hills Cable Car Ticket Price for Students

The cost of Chandragiri hills cable car ticket for students are as follows:

Children up to 3 ft.Free Entry
Children between 3 ft. to 4 ft.40% Off
Differently Abled Person50% Off
Elderly (Over 60 Years)25% Off
Students25% Off
Expats25% Off

The cost of Chandragiri Cable Care for Students is discounted up to 25% for both one-way and round trips i.e. you will get a discount on the original cost.

Chandragiri Hills Cable Car Ticket price for Foreigners

The cost of Chandragiri hills cable car ticket for foreigners are as follows:

TripSAARCChineseForeign
One way per personRs. 664USD 9USD 13
Round trip per personRs. 1120USD 15USD 22

The cost of Chandragiri Cable Care for SAARC nationals is Rs. 664, USD 9 for Chinese nationals, and USD 13 for foreigners for a one-way trip per person. Furthermore, for a round trip per person, it cost Rs. 1120 for SAARC nationals, USD 15 for Chinese nationals, and USD 22 for foreigners.

Chandragiri Weather

Chandragiri weather plays a vital role in your decision to visit Chandragiri hill. Though any time of the year is suitable to visit Chandragiri hill, certain weather conditions can really enhance your traveling experience.

All four types of seasons in Nepal offer a unique charm to the weather and nature. You can choose any one season of the year to plan your Chandragiri tour.

Summer

The month of June welcomes summer, and it lasts till August. During the summertime, the sky is crystal clear.

Though it is sunny, the cool breeze at the top of the hill will keep you calm. The clear weather is perfect for photography purposes, picnics, and dating.

Winter

The Winter season usually starts from December to February. It is a suitable season to enjoy snowfall at Chandragiri.

The snow blanket over Chandragiri hill is visually spectacular. Most couples visit Chandragiri during winter and stay a few days at the resort on honeymoon packages.

Spring

One of the preferred times of the year is the spring season to visit Chandragiri hill. From March to May, the weather is neither too hot nor cold.

The temperature at the top of the Chandragiri, which is low during winter, and monsoon rises a bit in spring. The moderate weather is suitable for mountain viewing. 

Autumn

Another season to observe snowfall at Chandragiri hill is in autumn. The Autumn season falls in the months of September to November.

After heavy rainfall, the temperature drops, and snowfall occurs at Chandragiri hill. Crowds are seen at Chandragiri during the autumn season as well.

Snowfall in Chandragiri

Chandragiri Hill Snowfall

Chandragiri is a popular hill station in Nepal where visitors enjoy snowfall and snow-capped mountain views in winter.

Snowfall usually occurs when heavy rainfalls and at low temperatures. So, snowfall in Chandragiri hills is frequent every year during the monsoon and winter seasons.

Snowfall season is popular among youths as they enjoy dating during this time at Chandragiri. Similarly, couples come here during the snowfall on their honeymoon.

Chandragiri Hills Resort

Chandragiri Hills Resort
Source: Chandragiri Hills Resort Official Website

An absolute place to relax during Chandragiri visits is the Chandragiri Hills Resort. Chandragiri hill resort is fully furnished and well-equipped with top-class facilities and services.

Resort booking is accessible online. The resort offers four kinds of rooms to its customers, such as Deluxe rooms, executive rooms, suites, and presidential suites. You can check the availability via their online portal.

Chandragiri hill resort provides facilities like airport transfer, free wifi and ac in all rooms, daily housekeeping, excellent meals, a swimming pool, BBQ, and so on.

At the End

Chandragiri is one of the best places in Nepal that you must visit for an unforgettable experience. This blog has enough reasons why you should visit Chandragiri for your next vacation.

So, start making plans for Chandragiri hills, and if you have any queries, feel free to contact me by penning it down in the comment box below.

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Suraj is a travel enthusiast who believes in finding solace in the heart of nature. He enjoys exploring new destinations, different culture, and encouraging people to travel.

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